Chemical compound/Catalogs/Organic compounds

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This page aims to list well-known organic compounds, including organometallic compounds. Note that purely inorganic compounds, minerals, and chemical elements are not included. There are also no generic terms (e.g., carbohydrate) or mixtures of no fixed composition (e.g., naphtha, gasoline). Compounds and enzymes that are overwhelmingly of interest to biochemists, such as Cytochrome c peroxidase, are listed under list of biomolecules.

This list is not necessarily complete or up to date — if you see an article that should be here but isn't (or one that shouldn't be here but is), please update the page accordingly.

For substances with a number prefix such as 2-Butanol or 1,3-Cyclohexadiene, please use the first letter of the name (in this case under B or C) to find the compound. Note that such names usually have the first letter capitalised in a title or at the beginning of a sentence.

Relevant links for chemical compounds are:

  • The CAS Substance Databases, which contains information on about 23 million compounds
  • Chemfinder [1] is helpful for finding information about a chemical (disable and delete cookies!)
  • ChemIDplus [2] is a useful non-commercial source for chemical lookups
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook [3] is a freely available resource compiled by National Institute of Standards and Technology under the Standard Reference Data Program. Apart from chemical structures, it contains a wealth of associated physico-chemical information such as thermochemistry data and spectra
  • ChEBI [4], a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical compounds
  • PubChem [5], maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), serves as a repository of chemical compounds from many public and commercial resources
  • http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/ Material Safety Data Sheets, plus other relevant links

These (commercial) links may also provide useful information:

While most compounds are referred to by their IUPAC name, "traditional" names have also been kept where they are in wide use or of historical interest.

See also: organic compound, list of compounds, list of inorganic compounds, inorganic compounds by element, list of biomolecules, polyatomic ions, list of elements by name, list of alchemical substances, list of drugs, list of reactions.

Table of contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

For substances with an A- or α- prefix such as α-Terpinene, please see the parent page (in this case Terpinene).

B

For substances with a B- or β- prefix such as β-Pinene, please see the parent page (in this case Pinene).

C

For substances with an c- or cis- prefix such as cis-3-Hexanal, you may find these listed under the parent name letter (in this case "H"), as is the norm in chemical catalogues.

D

For substances with a d- or D- prefix such as D-alanine or DL-alanine, please see the parent page (in this case alanine).

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

For substances with an l- or L- prefix such as L-alanine or DL-alanine, please see the parent page (in this case alanine).

M

For substances with an m- or meta- prefix such as m-cresol, meta-cresol or metacresol that are not listed below, please look for a more generic page (in this case cresol). For substances with a meso- prefix such as meso-tartaric acid or mesotartaric acid that are not listed below, please see the parent page (in this case tartaric acid).

N

For substances with an n- or normal- prefix such as n-pentane that are not listed below, please see the parent page (in this case pentane).

For substances with an N- prefix (meaning on nitrogen) such as N,N-dimethylformamide, if these are not listed below please see the parent page (in this case dimethylformamide).

O

For substances with an o- or ortho- prefix such as o-cresol, ortho-cresol or orthocresol that are not listed below, please look for a more generic page (in this case cresol).

P

For substances with an p- or para- prefix such as p-cresol, para-cresol or paracresol that are not listed below, please look for a more generic page (in this case cresol).

Q

R

S

For substances with an s- or secondary- prefix such as s-butyllithium or sec-butyllithium that are not listed below, please see the parent page (in this case under B, butyllithium).

T

For substances with an t- or tertiary- prefix such as t-butyllithium or tert-butyllithium that are not listed below, please see the parent page (in this case under B, butyllithium). For substances with an t- or trans- prefix such as *trans-2-Butene, you may find these listed under the parent name letter (in this case "B"), as is the norm in chemical catalogues.

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W

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Y

Z